Former North Carolina A&T State University offensive lineman Brandon Parker has reportedly signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Las Vegas Raiders, that’s worth up to $4 million with incentives.

Parker played for N.C. A&T, from 2013 to 2017, then was drafted in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Raiders. The veteran offensive tackle originally signed a four-year deal with the Raiders, and now has re-signed on short deals in both 2022 and 2023.

Last season, Parker accounted for 77 percent of offensive snaps and saw 16 percent of snaps on special teams as well. Parker also had a relatively large 10 accepted penalties in 2022 (four holding, six false starts).

According to Yahoo Sports, Parker was in line to be the team’s starting right tackle, but he suffered a pectoral injury early in training camp that would eventually require season-ending surgery. “But Parker does have a lot of experience as he’s appeared in 54 games with the Raiders during his career,” the news site said.

He has been with the Raiders for four seasons now and has started 32 games in those four years, including starting every game but four last season. 

Furthermore, Yahoo Sports noted that at just $1.5 million, it’s clear the Raiders aren’t expecting him to be a starter. “Instead, he will compete with Thayer Munford as the team’s swing tackle. That should be a pretty fun competition to watch during training camp and in the preseason.”

Parker is expected to be fully recovered from his pectoral injury going into his sixth season with the Raiders.